The table below looks at the statistics for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 435 421 431
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 2 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.009% 0.055% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.061% 0.43% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
Median daily rate £175 £373 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.02% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £325 £311
% change year-on-year
+26.69% +4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
- -24.41%
3GPP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3259 3026 3141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.35% 12.82% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2134 1948 1931
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 86 98
Median hourly rate £21.45 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.13% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing 3GPP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for 3GPP.

1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) CDMA
2 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) UTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) SS7
3 1 (33.33%) SCCP
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) JMeter
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Sybase
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Google

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GSM
2 2 (66.67%) ATM
2 2 (66.67%) CDMA
2 2 (66.67%) UMTS
2 2 (66.67%) WCDMA
3 1 (33.33%) 3G
3 1 (33.33%) GGSN
3 1 (33.33%) HSPA
3 1 (33.33%) Node B
3 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) SCCP
3 1 (33.33%) SGSN
3 1 (33.33%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) snoop
3 1 (33.33%) SS7
3 1 (33.33%) tcpdump
3 1 (33.33%) UTRAN
3 1 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (33.33%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) CppUnit
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Core Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) RAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Smoke Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Software Audit
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Huawei
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Nokia
1 1 (33.33%) Sybase